Jaffe “no longer excited” for next-gen tech

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Twisted Metal and God of War creator David Jaffe doesn’t give two hoots about what the next hardware cycle might be packing.

“I’m no longer that excited about next-gen technology; it means budgets go up. It sucks,” the former Eat Sleep Play boss told EDGE.

The outspoken designer said he “couldn’t care less about next-gen” after four hardware generations in the industry.

“You go through the cycle enough and you realise today’s ‘Oh my fucking God’ is tomorrow’s ‘Ehh, whatever,’” he said,

“Ultimately, this is all going to be yesterday’s news and it’s about the experience, the game. Unless we’re talking about holodecks, or AI that’s so amazing it can actually write a compelling story around you procedurally based on your choices, I’m not interested.”

On a personal note, Jaffe said existing tech already supplies what he wants most from a console.

The biggest thing I want is what you get from the PSP and the 3DS – it’s always on, there’s a sleep mode and I can just hit a button and I’m right back where I was and I don’t have to go through all the boot-up shit,” he said.

Jaffe’s latest game is Twisted Metal. He recently announced his departure from Eat Sleep Play for a new start up.

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